In Peace Prepared: Innovation and Adaptation in Canada S Cold War Army Andrew B. Godefroy

ISBN: 9780774827027

Published: May 28th 2014

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288 pages


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In Peace Prepared: Innovation and Adaptation in Canada S Cold War Army  by  Andrew B. Godefroy

In Peace Prepared: Innovation and Adaptation in Canada S Cold War Army by Andrew B. Godefroy
May 28th 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 288 pages | ISBN: 9780774827027 | 7.75 Mb

Although the Allies claimed victory at the end of the Second WorldWar, the United States invention of the atomic bomb and itsreplication by the Soviet Union posed new dangers for all nations.In Peace Prepared examines what Canadas Cold War ArmyMoreAlthough the Allies claimed victory at the end of the Second WorldWar, the United States invention of the atomic bomb and itsreplication by the Soviet Union posed new dangers for all nations.In Peace Prepared examines what Canadas Cold War Armydid to prepare for war against the Warsaw Pact armies - and whyand how it did it.Drawing on previously classified documents from both sides of theconflict, Andrew Godefroy reveals that although the Third World Warnever happened, peacetime operations played a significant role in theevolution of Canadas army.

Officers, soldiers, and a largecivilian defence workforce of scientists, engineers, and designersacknowledged that the odds were stacked against them, but theynevertheless responded aggressively and innovatively to the challengespresented by the possibility of nuclear war.This important work shows that through innovation and adaptation theCanadian Army developed a systematic approach to problem solving.

Inthe process, it reshaped not only how the army would respond to futurethreats but also how armies in the Western Alliance related to oneanother during the Cold War and beyond.Andrew B. Godefroy is a strategic analyst andhistorian with the Canadian Army, editor-in-chief of the CanadianArmy Journal, and the author of Defence and Discovery:Canadas Military Space Program, 1945-74.



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